Based on papers presented at a conference held at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization in 2003.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-208) and index.
1. Introduction / Bruce Mazlish -- 2. The political structure of a global world : the role of the United States / Martin Shaw -- 3. Globalization as Americanization? / Akira Iriye -- 4. Expansion and integration : reflections on the history of America's approach to globalization / David Reynolds -- 5. American exceptionalism and uneven global integration : resistance to the global society / Ian Tyrrell -- 6. Crisscrossing the gods : globalization and American religion / N. J. Demerath III -- 7. Reverse flow : European media in the United States / Roberta E. Pearson and Nicola Simpson Khullar -- 8. Weary titan, assertive hegemon : military strategy, globalization, and U. S. preponderance / Ian Roxborough -- 9. Globalization and empire : the effects of 9/11 and the Iraq War / James Kurth -- 10. Conclusion / Bruce Mazlish.